These popular programs begin at Norwich Historical Society and then venture out into town to explore the area’s history. Learn about the people who once lived in the area through stories, old maps, and photographs.  Reserve your place in advance by emailing us:

Norwich’s Historic Main Street

Sunday, June 11, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

July 16, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Stroll down this historic village street and learn about the houses, the people who lived in them, and the businesses that kept shop in former times. Tour begins at NHS with a slide show overview.

Waterman Cemetery

Sunday, August 13, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Join historian and anthropologist Ken Korey on a walk through one of Norwich’s cemeteries. Tour begins at NHS.

Lewiston: Norwich’s Ghost Hamlet

Sunday, September 17, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Walk right into the past to the site of the former hamlet of Lewiston which was part of the town of Norwich and located on the Vermont side of the Ledyard Bridge. The houses and shops that comprised Lewiston were bulldozed in 1967 to make way for the new I-91 interchange and the road into town was re-routed. The tour follows the old route from Norwich to Lewiston and includes a visit to the railroad station. Maps, photos and reminiscences of those who knew it will bring this bit of history alive. Wear sturdy walking shoes and be prepared for some good exercise. Tour begins at NHS with a slide show overview.

Admission: $5.00 (free for Society members!)

Space is limited so PLEASE call or email to reserve a spot: 802-649-0124 or


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